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Pel­léas et Mé­li­san­de

Opera by Claude Debussy - concert production

Sunday, 20/02/2022

07.00 PM - 10.10 PM

for the last time

06.30 PM Introduction (in German)


Abo O, Abo O1, Abo O2

Pelléas et Mélisande header

Libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck

In French with German and English surtitles

Live from the Staatstheater Nürnberg on BR-KLASSIK radio

Stepbrothers Golaud and Pelléas, tied as much in friendship as by blood, are one positive element in the gloomy family of King Arkel, where everything otherwise revolves around illness and politics. But the appearance of young Mélisande at a spring in the forest ends the harmony between the brothers. Golaud marries Mélisande, but Pelléas wins her heart. What would have inspired other composers to write a torrid drama about jealousy becomes, in Debussy’s hands, a tragedy of inner feelings, a stream of love and death, a sequence of events that enrages people and pushes them to hitherto inconceivable acts.


Musical Director


Dates and cast

Cast on 20/02/2022

Tagesaktuelles Dirigat






Der kleine Yniold

Ein Arzt

Die Stimme des Hirten


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